When Lust Looks Like Love

4 Apr

Joseph Rudyard Kipling
30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936

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Once upon a time hit and run sex was sooo romantic.

Rudy was too sophisticated for a one night stand but give him a sensuous landscape in the hills of India and lust looks a lot like love.Jakko Hill by Michael Gomes May 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 
A Ballade of Jakko Hill

One moment bid the horses wait,
Since tiffin is not laid till three,
Below the upward path and straight
You climbed a year ago with me.
Love came upon us suddenly
And loosed — an idle hour to kill –
A headless, armless armory
That smote us both on Jakko Hill.

Ah Heaven! we would wait and wait
Through Time and to Eternity!
Ah Heaven! we could conquer Fate
With more than Godlike constancy
I cut the date upon a tree –
Here stand the clumsy figures still:
“10-7-85, A.D.”
Damp with the mist of Jakko Hill.

What came of high resolve and great,
And until Death fidelity!
Whose horse is waiting at your gate?
Whose ‘rickshaw-wheels ride over me?
No Saint’s, I swear; and — let me see
To-night what names your programme fill –
We drift asunder merrily,
As drifts the mist on Jakko Hill.

L’ENVOI.
Princess, behold our ancient state
Has clean departed; and we see
‘Twas Idleness we took for Fate
That bound light bonds on you and me.
Amen! Here ends the comedy
Where it began in all good will;
Since Love and Leave together flee
As driven mist on Jakko Hill!

5 Responses to “When Lust Looks Like Love”

  1. Katie Cross April 4, 2014 at 8:17 AM #

    The last stanza was definitely my favorite. I just have to say that the phrase ‘hit and run sex’ had me busting out laughing!

    • janna hill April 4, 2014 at 9:51 AM #

      LoL. Just tryin’ to keep it real and clean at the same time. ;)
      Thanks Katie.

  2. Island Traveler April 6, 2014 at 5:41 AM #

    Sizzling hot with humor so irresistibly good!

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